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  • January 20, 2017

    Lynn Tilton Calls Zohar Funds Lawsuit 'Tactical Game'

    Financier Lynn Tilton on Wednesday accused three collateralized loan obligation funds she founded of playing “tactical games” when they filed a fraud lawsuit seeking judgment on their ownership after convincing her to drop a similar case in New York federal court, prompting the funds to fire back in a letter Thursday, calling her accusations “unfounded and irrelevant.”

  • January 20, 2017

    Atty Cops To Posing As Securities Pro In Pump-And-Dump Plot

    A former attorney pled guilty on Friday in Connecticut federal court to a money laundering charge stemming from his time posing as securities counsel to companies at the center of pump-and-dump schemes, prosecutors announced.

  • January 20, 2017

    Texas High Court To Hear Fight Between Galveston Judges

    The Texas Supreme Court decided Friday to hear a dispute between a Galveston County judge and a Galveston County district court judge that has been framed as a separation-of-powers fight over the firing of a court administrator.

  • January 20, 2017

    IP Atty-Client Privilege Faces Challenge After Halo

    Alleged patent infringers who use an advice-of-counsel defense to fend off willful infringement claims may face a higher risk of seeing some attorney-client communications revealed to plaintiffs following a recent North Carolina federal court ruling, which comes on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2016 Halo decision easing the standard for willful infringement findings.

  • January 20, 2017

    Fla. Atty Cops To Avoiding Taxes On Stock From Clients

    A Florida accountant and attorney pled guilty Friday to tax evasion for hiding hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of income from stocks received as compensation for legal and accounting work for two medical marijuana companies.

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